The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 

Sovereign Risk Tracker

gauges the vulnerability of emerging markets to default on external debt

Expert Spotlight

Adam Segal

Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

China Cybersecurity Digital Policy

In Focus: The G7 Summit

Facebook Live: Stewart Patrick and James Lindsay

What are the G7's priorities for the forty-third summit? CFR's James M. Lindsay and Stewart M. Patrick sat down on Facebook Live to discuss the G7's relevance, its evolution, and some of the issues that are likely to dominate the conversation at the meeting. 



French president Emmanuel Macron meets Russian president Vladimir Putin, the UN Security Council meets to discuss Yemen, and the Organization of American States examines the crisis in Venezuela. 
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Council of Councils Awards a C- on International Cooperation


To help policymakers around the world prioritize among the world’s most pressing challenges, the Report Card on International Cooperation surveyed the Council of Councils, a network of twenty-nine foreign policy institutes. The Report Card was launched on May 9 at the Council on Foreign Relations, giving a C- as the overall grade on international cooperation.

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James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Victoria Alekhine
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration